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1 Sustainable Yale Your guide to more sustainable living at the Yale Residential Colleges Begin

2 This program will help you learn how to occupy your building more sustainably and guide you through the Universitys recommended best practices in the areas of: Energy Waste Management Food & Dining Common Areas Travel and Transportation Welcome to the Yale University Sustainable Yale Program! Back Back Next Slide

3 Lets Get Started! As a member of the Yale community, your contribution to Yales sustainability efforts are essential to the Universitys success in achieving the goals of the Yale Sustainability Strategic Plan. At the end of the program, you will find a list of Helpful Links for your reference. Next Slide Click on Next Slide to advance, Home to choose a new area to explore, or Back to go back one slide. Home You can navigate through the program by clicking on each slide: Next Slide When you see a bulldog button, click on the bulldog for more information. Click again to hide. Back Back Back

4 Helpful Links Finish Energy Waste & Recycling Food & Dining Travel & Transportation Common Areas Sustainability in the Colleges Choose an Area to Explore Back

5 Yale's Sustainability Strategic Plan sets a campus-wide goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 10% below 1990 levels by 2020, a 43% reduction from 2005 levels. Energy Energy Home Home Greenhouse Gas Emissions Next Slide

6 Computers and Other Electronics Next Slide Energy Energy Yale recommends purchasing ENERGY STAR or EPEAT rated electronics when buying new computers and other electronic equipment, which have lower energy requirements than conventional models. To reduce energy use, you can adjust the power management settings on your computer to send your monitor to sleep after 5 to 15 minutes of inactivity. Find out how to change your settings here. here Need help adjusting your default settings? You can take your personal computer to the Technology Troubleshooting Office in Bass Library for IT support. For help with a library computer in your residential college, contact your Student Tech.Student Tech Home Home Back Back

7 Reduce Vampire Power Next Slide Energy Energy Vampire PowerVampire Power refers to the significant amount of energy wasted by leaving chargers, appliances, and other electronics plugged in when not in use. Americans waste $10 billion of electricity each year due to leaving such appliances plugged in 24/7. You can reduce vampire power by: Shutting down your computer at night. Unplugging chargers (computer, cell phone, etc.) when they are not being used. Turning on your printer only when you need it, and leaving it unplugged when not in use. Flipping the off switch on surge protectors overnight and during academic breaks. Home Home Back Back

8 Reduce Vampire Power Energy Energy Vampire PowerVampire Power refers to the significant amount of energy wasted by leaving chargers, appliances, and other electronics plugged in when not in use. Americans waste $10 billion of electricity each year due to leaving such appliances plugged in 24/7. You can reduce vampire power by: Shutting down your computer at night. Unplugging chargers (computer, cell phone, etc.) when they are not being used. Turning on your printer only when you need it, and leaving it unplugged when not in use. Flipping the off switch on surge protectors overnight and during academic breaks. Next Slide Did you know? Before every winter or spring break, STEP coordinators run the Unplugged campaign to encourage students to unplug their appliances and electronics before leaving town. Be sure to watch for the next Unplugged campaign at your college! Home Home Back Back

9 Lighting Next Slide Energy Energy Turning off any manually-operated lights when not in use or when daylight is sufficient is a simple but critical energy-saving practice. If you are the last person to leave a common area, whether in your dorm suite or college common room, dont forget to turn off the light! Some common areas are equipped with occupancy sensors that automatically switch off lights when these areas are unoccupied, except where lights are required to remain on for fire code compliance. Home Home Back Back

10 Lighting Turning off any manually-operated lights when not in use or when daylight is sufficient is a simple but critical energy-saving practice. If you are the last person to leave a common area, whether in your dorm suite or college common room, dont forget to turn off the light! Some common areas are equipped with occupancy sensors that automatically switch off lights when these areas are unoccupied, except where lights are required to remain on for fire code compliance. Energy Energy Did you know? Sustainability Education Peers (STEP) is a student-run organization whose goal is to help Yale become a sustainable community. You can learn more here. Next Slide Home Home Back Back

11 Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) Next Slide Energy Energy Using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) uses up to 75% less energy and can last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescent lighting. CFLs cost more money up front to purchase them, but save you money over time because they use less energy and need to be replaced less frequently. In fact, changing one bulb to CFL will save you $50 over the lifetime of the bulb. CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, which is essential to the light bulbs efficiency but is dangerous to you and the environment if the bulb breaks. Be sure to follow these safety precautions in the event a CFL breaks. safety precautions Because of the mercury content, do not dispose of CFLs in the trash or recycling. Instead, talk to your STEP Coordinator about Universal Waste collection. Home Home Back Back

12 Using compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) uses up to 75% less energy and can last up to 10 times longer than traditional incandescent lighting. CFLs cost more money up front to purchase them, but save you money over time because they use less energy and need to be replaced less frequently. In fact, changing one bulb to CFL will save you $50 over the lifetime of the bulb. CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, which is essential to the light bulbs efficiency but is dangerous to you and the environment if the bulb breaks. Be sure to follow these safety precautions in the event a CFL breaks. safety precautions Because of the mercury content, do not dispose of CFLs in the trash or recycling. Instead, talk to your STEP Coordinator about Universal Waste collection. Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) Next Slide Energy Energy Did you know? Using incandescent bulbs actually results in over 3 times more mercury released in the environment than using CFLs, due to the mercury emitted by coal-fired power plants. Find out more here. Home Home Back Back

13 Temperature Management Next Slide Energy Energy During cold or hot weather, shutting your windows tightly helps reduce heat or cold from escaping, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool your building. While it is important to allow natural light into the building during the day, keeping the blinds closed at night will help save energy by keeping the room insulated. If your room becomes too warm during the winter, turn down your radiator rather than opening your window. Remember, 1 is the coldest setting and 6 is the warmest. Please be patient! Radiators do not respond instantly and will need several minutes to adjust to a new setting. If you have a problem with managing the heat in your building, contact your Facilities Superintendent for assistance.Facilities Superintendent Home Home Back Back

14 Temperature Management During cold or hot weather, shutting your windows tightly helps reduce heat or cold from escaping, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool your building. While it is important to allow natural light into the building during the day, keeping the blinds closed at night will help save energy by keeping the room insulated. If your room becomes too warm during the winter, turn down your radiator rather than opening your window. Remember, 1 is the coldest setting and 6 is the warmest. Please be patient! Radiators do not respond instantly and will need several minutes to adjust to a new setting. If you have a problem with managing the heat in your building, contact your Facilities Superintendent for assistance.Facilities Superintendent Did you know? According to the Department of Energy, buildings consume about 38% of the CO2 emissions and 72% of the electricity produced in the United States. You can track your own buildings energy usage here. Energy Energy Next Slide Home Home Back Back

15 Yales Sustainability Strategic Plan sets a goal to achieve a 25% increase in our campus recycling rate by June 30, 2013. Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Home Home Recycling Next Slide

16 Single Stream Recycling Yale recycling is single stream! You can recycle all paper, metals, plastics, and glass together – no sorting necessary. To ensure proper recycling, as well as avoid odors and pests in your college, please be sure to rinse your food containers of any food residue before recycling. If a recyclable food container, can, or bottle is not rinsed prior to recycling, the item may be discarded at the recycling facility! If your residential college is missing a recycling bin, please call or email the Central Customer Service Center at (203) 432-6888 or centralcsc@yale.edu.centralcsc@yale.edu Next Slide Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Home Home Back Back

17 Single Stream Recycling Yale recycling is single stream! You can recycle all paper, metals, plastics, and glass together – no sorting necessary. To ensure proper recycling, as well as avoid odors and pests in your college, please be sure to rinse your food containers of any food residue before recycling. If a recyclable food container, can, or bottle is not rinsed prior to recycling, the item may be discarded at the recycling facility! If your residential college is missing a recycling bin, please call or email the Central Customer Service Center at (203) 432-6888 or centralcsc@yale.edu.centralcsc@yale.edu Next Slide Find out all you need to know about recycling at Yale at http://recycling.yale.edu/. Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Home Home Back Back

18 Tissues Wax paper Food residue, or food soiled paper such as pizza boxes or used paper plates. Many different kinds of paper that you use on a daily or weekly basis can be recycled – such as magazines, milk cartons, envelopes, and sticky notes. No need to worry about paper clips and staples – they can be recycled as well. Cardboard boxes should be flattened and stacked next to a recycling bin for proper recycling. What Paper Can Be Recycled? Next Slide Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Remember that the following paper items DO NOT go in the recycling bin: Home Home Back Back

19 What Plastic, Glass, and Metals Can Be Recycled? All plastics (except plastic wrap) can be recycled – and Solo cups too!Solo cups Lids can be recycled as well, but must be removed from their containers first. Remember that the following items DO NOT go in the recycling bin: Styrofoam Plastic wraps or plastic bags Light bulbs (including CFLs) Food residue (remember to rinse!) Ceramics Next Slide Because styrofoam is not recyclable, please be sure to remove it from your shipping boxes before recycling them. (And break down your boxes, too!) You can often donate your styrofoam packaging peanuts for reuse by bringing them into the post office. Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Home Home Back Back

20 Yales Sustainability Strategic Plan sets a goal to achieve a 25% reduction in the purchase of copy paper for printing and copying by June 2013. Paper Purchasing Next Slide Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Home Home Back Back

21 If you stacked all the reams of paper consumed by Yale in one year, the stack would reach 30,415 ft. Thats taller than Mount Everest! We could reach our goal to consume 25% less paper by June 2013 if each person at Yale used just 2 pages less per day. By reaching this goal we would save approximately 3,500 trees, equivalent to a forest area twice the size of Old Campus. Find out more interesting facts about paper consumption and waste management at Yale. paper consumptionwaste management Reduce Paper Consumption Next Slide Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Home Home Back Back

22 For every ton of 30% recycled-content paper used at Yale instead of virgin paper: 7 trees 632 lbs. of CO2 2,625 gallons of water...and if we use 100% recycled-content paper instead of virgin paper: 24 trees 2,108 lbs. of CO2 8,750 gallons of water What difference does purchasing recycled paper make? Yale has a university-wide policy to purchase printing and copy paper with a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content, and you should too! Purchase Recycled Paper Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Next Slide Home Home Back Back

23 Printing Suggestions to Reduce Waste Print double-sided (duplex setting). Print 2-up (two reduced sized pages per sheet of paper). Read on-screen instead of printing a hard copy. When making photocopies, convert 1-sided pages to 2-sided copies, as pictured. When printing documents, try using EcoFont, which uses up to 25% less ink than conventional fonts. Click here to download EcoFont for free.EcoFonthere You can also save ink by selecting draft quality when suitable. Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Next Slide Home Home Back Back

24 Printing Suggestions to Reduce Waste Print double-sided (duplex setting). Print 2-up (two reduced sized pages per sheet of paper). Read on-screen instead of printing a hard copy. When making photocopies, convert 1-sided pages to 2-sided copies, as pictured. Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling When printing documents, try using EcoFont, which uses up to 25% less ink than conventional fonts. Click here to download EcoFont for free.EcoFonthere You can also save ink by selecting draft quality when suitable. Did you know? Many manufacturers offer prepaid return labels for recycling used ink cartridges. Before throwing your used cartridge away, check to see if you can mail it back to the manufacturer for free. Next Slide Home Home Back Back

25 Yales Sustainability Strategic Plan sets a goal to reduce the amount of waste Yale generates by 25% by June 30, 2013. Waste Reduction Next Slide Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Home Home Back Back

26 Universal Waste Universal waste includes compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), computers, electronics, chargers, and non- alkaline batteries. All universal waste should be disposed of through the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Universal waste pickups can be scheduled online here and occur weekly. Contact your STEP coordinator who can assist you.here Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in the normal trash or collected by EHS. However, other batteries such as lead acid, lithium, rechargeable and button batteries are universal waste and each battery MUST be stored separately in a plastic bag or taped with electrical tape on each end, prior to pickup by EHS. Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Next Slide Home Home Back Back

27 Universal Waste Waste & Recycling Waste & Recycling Universal waste includes compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), computers, electronics, chargers, and non- alkaline batteries. All universal waste should be disposed of through the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. Universal waste pickups can be requested online here and occur weekly. Contact your STEP coordinator who can assist you.here Alkaline batteries can be disposed of in the normal trash or collected by EHS. However, other batteries such as lead acid, lithium, rechargeable and button batteries are universal waste and each battery MUST be stored separately in a plastic bag or taped with electrical tape on each end, prior to pickup by EHS. Did you know? On average, Yale Environmental Health and Safety recycles approximately 200,000 lbs of used electronics each year. Find out more about how Yale Environmental Health and Safety is helping with campus sustainability. Next Slide Home Home Back Back

28 Getting Around New Haven Travel & Transportation Travel & Transportation Home Home Living car-free in New Haven is easy with so many shops and restaurants within walking and biking distance from campus. Find out how to best navigate New Haven car free.car free On Wednesday nights Stop & Shop offers a free shuttle to their grocery store for Yale students and employees. Click here for route and schedule information.Click here To learn about the Yale Shuttle lines, including real-time shuttle locations, click here.click here Real time shuttle locations can also be viewed on your phone by installing a mobile app.mobile app Next Slide

29 Travel & Transportation Travel & Transportation Home Home Getting Around New Haven Living car-free in New Haven is easy with so many shops and restaurants within walking and biking distance from campus. Find out how to best navigate New Haven car free.car free On Wednesday nights Stop & Shop offers a free shuttle to their grocery store for Yale students and employees. Click here for route and schedule information.Click here To learn about the Yale Shuttle lines, including real-time shuttle locations, click here.click here Real time shuttle locations can also be viewed on your phone by installing a mobile app.mobile app Do you have street smarts? Learn how to safely navigate pedestrians, bicycles, and cars with this helpful Smart Streets safety guide. You can also visit the Transportation Options website for more information. Next Slide

30 Take a Zipcar Travel & Transportation Travel & Transportation Next Slide If walking, biking, or taking a Yale Shuttle is not an option, try using one of over 30 Zipcars available to Yale students, faculty, and staff. Zipcars are ideal for short trips and errands out of reach of the Yale Shuttle, and eliminate your need to have a car on campus. Yale has partnered with Zipcar to offer Yale students and staff yearly discounted memberships. Find out more or go directly to Zipcar to sign up.Find out moresign up Home Home Back Back

31 Travel & Transportation Travel & Transportation If walking, biking, or taking a Yale Shuttle is not an option, try using one of over 30 Zipcars available to Yale students, faculty, and staff. Zipcars are ideal for short trips and errands out of reach of the Yale Shuttle, and eliminate your need to have a car on campus. Yale has partnered with Zipcar to offer Yale students and staff yearly discounted memberships. Find out more or go directly to Zipcar to sign up.Find out moresign up Did you know? AAA estimates that it costs $5,861 - $12,598 to own and operate your car annually. Sharing a car or having fewer cars per family would save you thousands of dollars per year. Take a Zipcar Home Home Back Back Next Slide

32 Traveling Home Travel & Transportation Travel & Transportation Next Slide When we think about our carbon footprints, we often forget about the significant emissions resulting from air travel. Your carbon footprint is not just on the ground, but in the air too! If your hometown is reachable by train, consider taking the train for visits home rather than booking a flight or driving. With Amtrak, you can skip the trek to the airport, I-95 or I-91 traffic, and tickets are fully refundable. You can calculate the carbon emissions from your next flight or road trip with the Yale Community Carbon Fund Calculator – and learn what you can do to help offset your travel.Yale Community Carbon Fund Calculator Home Home Back Back

33 Traveling Home With Amtrak, you can skip the trek to the airport, I-95 or I-91 traffic, and tickets are fully refundable. You can calculate the carbon emissions from your next flight or road trip with the Yale Community Carbon Fund Calculator – and learn what you can do to help offset your travel.Yale Community Carbon Fund Calculator Travel & Transportation Travel & Transportation When we think about our carbon footprints, we often forget about the significant emissions resulting from air travel. Your carbon footprint is not just on the ground, but in the air too! If your hometown is reachable by train, consider taking the train for visits home rather than booking a flight or driving. Did you know? A flight from Connecticut to Argentina emits 4,180 pounds of CO2. That is almost 10% of the average Americans annual carbon emissions. Find out more here. Home Home Back Back Next Slide

34 Common Areas Home Home Next Slide Cooking and Cleaning On your way to the buttery? You can cut down on waste by bringing reusable dishes, thermoses, utensils, and napkins with you to the buttery, rather than using disposable goods. How many paper napkins or paper towels do you use every day? Using reusable goods – like sponges for cleaning and cloth napkins for eating – saves trees and significantly reduces the amount of waste you personally generate. When purchasing necessary paper goods, such as facial tissues and bath tissue paper, look for products made from 100% recycled material. When buying cleaning supplies, look for products that are biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-petroleum based.

35 Common Areas Home Home Next Slide Cooking and Cleaning On your way to the buttery? You can cut down on waste by bringing reusable dishes, thermoses, utensils, and napkins with you to the buttery, rather than using disposable goods. How many paper napkins or paper towels do you use every day? Using reusable goods – like sponges for cleaning and cloth napkins for eating – saves trees and significantly reduces the amount of waste you personally generate. When purchasing necessary paper goods, such as facial tissues and bath tissue paper, look for products made from 100% recycled material. When buying cleaning supplies, look for products that are biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-petroleum based. Did you know? Green cleaning products are easy to find! Common brands include Seventh Generation, Biokleen, and Mrs. Meyers Clean Day.

36 Green Cleaning at Yale Yales Green Cleaning Program incorporates environmentally benign cleaning products with appropriate equipment, tools, and procedures that limit environmental and human health impacts. The green cleaning program embraces the cleaning process in its entirety and includes an emphasis on education and training of workers. Whenever possible, Yale uses Green Seal certified or Green Seal recommended products. If such a product is not available, Yale selects a product that is environmentally friendly and safe, as determined by Yale Environmental Health and Safety. Yale continually strives to improve the health and safety of its students and workers while simultaneously reducing its environmental impact. Find out more about Yales Green Cleaning Program here.here Next Slide Common Areas Home Home Back Back

37 Laundry Common Areas Next Slide When doing laundry, be sure to run only full loads of laundry to avoid wasting water (and quarters!). Wash your clothing on the cold cycle, or use the warm cycle for heavily soiled clothing. Avoid using the hot cycle, which uses a significant amount of energy to heat the water. To avoid unnecessary rinse cycles, only use two tablespoons of detergent. Look for detergent that is plant-based, biodegradable, and phosphate-free. Hang drying your clothes saves energy (and quarters!) and will also maintain your clothes in better condition than putting them in the dryer. Home Home Back Back

38 Laundry Common Areas When doing laundry, be sure to run only full loads of laundry to avoid wasting water (and quarters!). Wash your clothing on the cold cycle, or use the warm cycle for heavily soiled clothing. Avoid using the hot cycle, which uses a significant amount of energy to heat the water. To avoid unnecessary rinse cycles, only use two tablespoons of detergent. Look for detergent that is plant-based, biodegradable, and phosphate-free. Hang drying your clothes saves energy (and quarters!) and will also maintain your clothes in better condition than putting them in the dryer. Next Slide Did you know? A dirty lint screen can reduce a clothes dryers efficiency by 30%. If you must use the dryer, clean the lint screen before EACH load. Home Home Back Back

39 Reuse Ideas Next Slide Common Areas Have you tried out the Eli Exchange? Donate your old clothing to the Eli Exchange – or swap them for some new clothes! You can bring unwanted clothing, shoes, or miscellaneous items like books. Just make sure whatever you bring is clean and in usable condition! (And leave your old socks and underwear at home). Does your college library have a Pen Pail? Instead of throwing away old pens and pencils, put them to good use by donating them to TerraCycle, which collects old writing instruments for recycling or reuse. To receive a Pen Pail, ask your STEP coordinator to request one from the Sustainability Office.TerraCycle Home Home Back Back

40 Food & Dining Trayless Dining Next Slide Why Go Trayless? Trayless Dining significantly reduces unnecessary food and water waste: Large trays encourage diners to fill up their trays on their first trip, rather than taking the amount of food they need. Although it varies between dining halls, waste from trays is up to 150% the trayless waste (per person!). This means that people are taking more food on their trays than they end up eating. Regardless of how messy a returned tray is, each used tray gets put in a dishwasher, which uses 1/3 of a gallon of water per tray, on average. In some dining halls, the dishwashers can only fit 3 trays, so the dishwashers need to be run multiple times to clean all the trays. In these cases, the trays require much more than 1/3 of a gallon of water each. Home Home

41 Trayless Dining Why Go Trayless? Trayless Dining significantly reduces unnecessary food and water waste: Next Slide Food & Dining Large trays encourage diners to fill up their trays on their first trip, rather than taking the amount of food they need. Although it varies between dining halls, waste from trays is up to 150% the trayless waste (per person!). This means that people are taking more food on their trays than they end up eating. Regardless of how messy a returned tray is, each used tray gets put in a dishwasher, which uses 1/3 of a gallon of water per tray, on average. Did you know? Your food choices impact your water usage as well. Skipping meat just one day a week saves 3,700 gallons of water per person each week. Thats enough to fill 12 hot tubs! In some dining halls, the dishwashers can only fit 3 trays, so the dishwashers need to be run multiple times to clean all the trays. In these cases, the trays require much more than 1/3 of a gallon of water each. Home Home

42 Composting Next Slide Food & Dining All dining halls at Yale compost food waste! Uneaten food waste is collected in a 65-gallon bin. For pick-up, the food is transferred to corn-starch bags which are placed outside the dining halls. Then, 6 days a week, Yale picks up these bags and transports them to a composting facility in Connecticut. The end result is nutrient-rich soil that is sold to compost retailers. Instead of being burned, your food waste is turned back into a useful soil product. Home Home Back Back

43 Composting Next Slide Food & Dining Did you know? Yale delivers approximately 70 tons of food waste per month, on average, to be composted. Home Home Back Back All dining halls at Yale compost food waste! Uneaten food waste is collected in a 65-gallon bin. For pick-up, the food is transferred to corn-starch bags which are placed outside the dining halls. Then, 6 days a week, Yale picks up these bags and transports them to a composting facility in Connecticut. The end result is nutrient-rich soil that is sold to compost retailers. Instead of being burned, your food waste is turned back into a useful soil product.

44 Water Conservation Food & Dining Consider these facts: It takes three liters of water to produce one liter of bottled water. The energy required to produce and transport one bottle of water can be as high as the equivalent of filling a plastic bottle 1/4 full of oil. Rather than purchasing bottled water, carry a reusable water bottle with you during the day and refill it at drinking fountains or refillable water stations. This will help the planet AND save you money! When buying a reusable water bottle, look for BPA- free products to reduce your exposure to chemicals found in plastics. Next Slide Home Home Back Back

45 Water Conservation Consider these facts: It takes three liters of water to produce one liter of bottled water. The energy required to produce and transport one bottle of water can be as high as the equivalent of filling a plastic bottle 1/4 full of oil. Rather than purchasing bottled water, carry a reusable water bottle with you during the day and refill it at drinking fountains or refillable water stations. This will help the planet AND save you money! When buying a reusable water bottle, look for BPA- free products to reduce your exposure to chemicals found in plastics. Did you know? New Haven tap water is perfectly safe. In fact, studies nationwide have consistently shown that tap water, which is strictly regulated by federal water quality standards, is just as safe as bottled water – if not more so. Next Slide Food & Dining Home Home Back Back

46 Click on Your College to Learn More Sustainability in the Yale Colleges Berkeley Branford Calhoun Davenport Ezra Stiles Jonathan Edwards Morse Pierson Saybrook Timothy Dwight Silliman Trumbull Home Home

47 Berkeley College Berkeley College was constructed between 1933-1934 and was designed by James Gamble Rogers (Class of 1889). Berkeley College was completely renovated in 1999. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features:Sustainable Design Requirements Building Construction & Renovation Renewed the external building envelope to improve thermal efficiency, while still preserving the historic stone façade. Replaced and augmented attic insulation, further improving the buildings thermal efficiency. Reused existing wood flooring and wooden doors, and much of the existing roof slate. Next Slide Home Home Back Back

48 Berkeley College Building Construction & Renovation Natural fiber carpets were installed and low- VOC materials were used wherever possible. Natural light exposure was improved through new insulated skylights and light wells, reducing the need for electric lighting. Additional sustainable design features include: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Home Home Back Back

49 Branford College Branford College was constructed between 1917 and 1922 and was designed by James Gamble Rogers (Class of 1889). Branford was completely renovated in 1998. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features:Sustainable Design Requirements Building Construction & Renovation Next Slide Home Home Back Back Installed variable speed drives and controls on hot water heating pumps to conserve energy. The basement floor was lowered to create room for program areas, barring the need for a larger building footprint. Premium efficiency motors were installed on pumps and fans, making them less energy intensive. Separate heating hot water systems for residential and kitchens areas allow scheduled operation setbacks.

50 Branford College Energy efficient lights and ballasts Light controls such as dimmers and occupancy sensors Water-saving plumbing fixtures Building Construction & Renovation Additional sustainable design features include: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Home Home Back Back

51 Calhoun College Calhoun College was first established in 1933 and completely renovated in 2009. All new appliances installed were ENERGY STAR compliant Occupancy sensors were installed throughout the college to reduce unnecessary lighting use Energy-efficient fluorescent lighting replaced incandescent lighting The inefficient historic steel-framed windows were replaced with new double-glazed windows Materials with high levels of recycled content were incorporated into the project, including countertop materials and toilet partitions Building Construction & Renovation Next Slide Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features: Sustainable Design Requirements Home Home Back Back

52 Calhoun College All new wood materials installed were formaldehyde-free All new paints, sealants, and finishes were low- VOC Previously unoccupied basement and attic spaces were adapted for student suites and social spaces, reducing the need for a larger building footprint. Building Construction & Renovation Additional sustainable design features include: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Home Home Back Back

53 Davenport College Davenport College was originally designed by James Gamble Rogers (Class of 1889) in 1930. The college was completely renovated in 2005. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features :Sustainable Design Requirements Old, unused basement spaces were reclaimed and converted into new social/recreational facilities. To increase natural light penetration and air circulation, new openings were carefully inserted throughout the foundation. When possible, roof flashing was salvaged and reused. The original, steel windows were replaced with leaded glass, given internal storm panels, and double-glazed, which greatly improved the thermal seal of the building. Building Construction & Renovation Next Slide Home Home Back Back

54 Davenport College All windows are operable, encouraging the use of natural ventilation. The inefficient steam heating system was replaced with a superior, better-insulated hot water radiation system. Natural-finished materials were used whenever possible. Building Construction & Renovation Additional sustainable design features include: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Home Home Back Back

55 Ezra Stiles College The original Ezra Stiles College was designed by Eero Saarinen, who also designed the Yale Whale. The college was built from 1961 – 1962. Ezra Stiles was completely renovated in 2010. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features: Sustainable Design Requirements Building Construction & Renovation Next Slide Energy-efficient lighting throughout the college, including the installation of overhead lighting in student bedrooms, negating the need for less-efficient task lighting. Wooden shutters were replaced with rolling shades to maximize daylight penetration. Existing materials were reused as much as possible, with any new materials selected for low-VOC and recycled content. Water features were added in the courtyards to catch stormwater runoff and reuse it for the fountains. Water is also conserved by the use of dual- flush toilers and waterless urinals. Home Home Back Back

56 Ezra Stiles College Occupancy sensors were installed throughout the building to turn off lighting in unoccupied spaces. The inefficient heating system was replaced with a user-controlled system that allows students to monitor room temperatures. Building Construction & Renovation Additional sustainable design features include: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Skylights were added to the Common Room to increase daylight. Home Home Back Back

57 Jonathan Edwards College Building Construction & Renovation Next Slide Jonathan Edwards College was first established in 1932 and completely renovated in 2008. All residential areas and most assembly spaces have access to operable windows for daylighting and outside air. All adhesives, sealants, and paints used are low-VOC. New wood materials are formaldehyde-free. Energy-efficient fluorescent lighting replaced incandescent lighting. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features: Sustainable Design Requirements The inefficient steel-framed windows were replaced with new double- glazed windows. The heating system was redesigned to more efficiently heat the building. Home Home Back Back

58 Occupancy sensors were installed throughout the building to turn off lighting in unoccupied spaces. Nearly 100% of the existing building shell, including exterior masonry walls, most exterior wood doors, and most of the roof structure, was maintained or restored. Building Construction & Renovation Additional sustainable design features include: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Additional areas in the courtyard areas were planted to improve stormwater management. Jonathan Edwards College Home Home Back Back

59 Morse College The original Morse College was designed in 1959 by Eero Saarinen, who also designed the Yale Whale. Morse College was completely renovated from 2009- 2011. Though the university had not yet implemented its Sustainable Design Requirements, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features:Sustainable Design Requirements Building Construction & Renovation Next Slide Energy-efficient lighting throughout the college, including the installation of overhead lighting in student bedrooms, negating the need for less- efficient task lighting. Wooden shutters were replaced with rolling shades to maximize daylight penetration. Existing materials were reused as much as possible, with any new materials selected for low-VOC and recycled content. Water features were added in the courtyards to catch stormwater runoff and reuse it for the fountains. Water is also conserved by the use dual- flush toilers and waterless urinals. Home Home Back Back

60 Morse College Occupancy sensors were installed throughout the building to turn off lighting in unoccupied spaces. The inefficient heating system was replaced with a user-controlled system that allows students to monitor room temperatures. Building Construction & Renovation Additional sustainable design features include: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Skylights were added to the Common Room to increase daylight. Home Home Back Back

61 Pierson College Pierson College was originally designed by James Gamble Rogers (Class of 1889) and finished construction in 1933. The college was completely renovated in 2004. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features : Sustainable Design Requirements To increase natural light penetration and air circulation, new openings were carefully inserted throughout the foundation. When possible, roof flashing was salvaged and reused. Building Construction & Renovation Next Slide Existing wood flooring, wood doors, hardware, plaster partitions and ceilings were reused as much as possible. Old, unused basement spaces were reclaimed and converted into new social/recreational facilities. Home Home Back Back

62 Pierson College All windows are operable, encouraging the use of natural ventilation. The inefficient steam heating system was replaced with a superior, better-insulated hot water radiation system. Natural-finished materials were used whenever possible. Building Construction & Renovation Additional sustainable design features include: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Home Home Back Back

63 Saybrook College Saybrook College was originally designed by James Gamble Rogers (Class of 1889) and finished construction in 1933. The college was completely renovated from 2001 - 2002. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features : Sustainable Design Requirements Building Construction & Renovation Next Slide Home Home Back Back Installed variable speed drives and controls on hot water heating pumps to conserve energy. The basement floor was lowered to create room for program areas, barring the need for a larger building footprint. Premium efficiency motors were installed on pumps and fans, making them less energy intensive. Separate heating hot water systems for residential and kitchens areas allow scheduled operation setbacks.

64 Saybrook College Building Construction & Renovation Additional sustainable design features include: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Energy efficient lights and ballasts Light controls such as dimmers and occupancy sensors Low-flow plumbing fixtures were installed to conserve water Home Home Back Back

65 Silliman College Silliman College first opened in 1940 and was the last of the original 10 residential colleges to be completed. The college was completely renovated from 2006 - 2007. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features :Sustainable Design Requirements Building Construction & Renovation Next Slide Existing wood flooring, wood doors, wood wall finishes, plaster partitions, and ceiling materials were reused as much as possible. The inefficient steam heating system was replaced with a superior, better-insulated hot water radiation system. Existing residential windows were refurbished, with an interior glass panel added to improve thermal performance. Increase in residential density by converting existing unused attic spaces into bedrooms and common rooms. Home Home Back Back

66 Silliman College Building Construction & Renovation Additional sustainable design features include: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Addition of new insulated windows provide natural light in basement spaces that previously did not receive any daylight. Natural-finished materials were used whenever possible. Installation of efficiency motors on pumps and fans, energy efficient lights and ballasts and water saving plumbing fixtures. Home Home Back Back

67 Timothy Dwight College Building Construction & Renovation Next Slide Timothy Dwight was designed in 1935 by James Gamble Rogers (Class of 1889). Timothy Dwight was completely renovated in 2002. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features: Sustainable Design Requirements Home Home Back Back The inefficient steam heating system was replaced with a superior, better-insulated hot water radiation system. Interior finishes are low-VOC to protect indoor air quality. Building thermal performance was improved dramatically by adding insulation where there previously was none and installing energy- efficient, double-glazed windows. Occupancy sensors were installed throughout the building to reduce lighting use.

68 Timothy Dwight College Building Construction & Renovation Additional sustainable design features: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets were installed to conserve water. Thermostats were installed to provide individual control of student rooms. Existing woodwork was modified, repaired, refinished rather than replaced with new materials. Home Home Back Back

69 Trumbull College Building Construction & Renovation Next Slide Trumbull College was designed by James Gamble Rogers (Class of 1889) and was established in 1932. Trumbull College was completely renovated in 2006. Though the university had not yet formulated its Sustainable Design Requirements at that time, the renovations incorporated many sustainable features: Sustainable Design Requirements Home Home Back Back The old, inefficient steam heating system was replaced with a superior, better-insulated hot water radiation system. Highly durable, low maintenance materials were used as much as possible, such as the brick in the basement and the stone and wood throughout the building. Historic, interior common spaces such as the Dining Hall, Common Room and Library were rehabilitated rather than replaced, preserving the high-quality original workmanship.

70 Trumbull College Building Construction & Renovation Additional sustainable design features include: Each residential college has two STEP (Sustainability Education Peers) coordinators to answer any questions you have about living sustainably at Yale. Click here to get in touch with your STEP coordinators!here Next Slide Home Home Back Back Low-flow faucets, showerheads, and toilets were installed to conserve water. Occupancy sensors were installed to reduce energy use in common areas, such as toilet rooms and program areas. Existing woodwork was modified, repaired, refinished rather than replaced with new materials.

71 Yale Office of Sustainability http://sustainability.yale.edu/http://sustainability.yale.edu/ Yale Office of Facilities http://facilities.yale.edu/http://facilities.yale.edu/ Yale STEP http://yale.edu/stephttp://yale.edu/step Yale Design Requirements http://www.facilities.yale.edu/sustainableDesign.shtmlhttp://www.facilities.yale.edu/sustainableDesign.shtml Energy IT Support at Yale http://www.yale.edu/its/help/supportgroups.htmlhttp://www.yale.edu/its/help/supportgroups.html Student Tech http://www.yale.edu/its/stc/http://www.yale.edu/its/stc/ Yale Energy Standards http://www.facilities.yale.edu/energyGuide.shtmlhttp://www.facilities.yale.edu/energyGuide.shtml Building Energy Tracker http://java.facilities.yale.edu/public/Energy.htmlhttp://java.facilities.yale.edu/public/Energy.html Facilities Superintendent Map http://www.facilities.yale.edu/publications/FacSuperMap.pdfhttp://www.facilities.yale.edu/publications/FacSuperMap.pdf Waste & Recycling Yale Recycling http://recycling.yale.edu/http://recycling.yale.edu/ Yale EHS Sustainability http://www.yale.edu/ehs/sustainability/intro.htmhttp://www.yale.edu/ehs/sustainability/intro.htm Surplus Furniture Program http://www.yale.edu/trs/surplusitems.htmhttp://www.yale.edu/trs/surplusitems.htm EcoFont http://www.ecofont.com/http://www.ecofont.com/ Food & Dining / Common Areas Green Cleaning at Yale http://www.facilities.yale.edu/publications/GreenCleaning.pdfhttp://www.facilities.yale.edu/publications/GreenCleaning.pdf TerraCycle http://www.terracycle.net/en-US/brigades/writing-instruments-brigade.htmlhttp://www.terracycle.net/en-US/brigades/writing-instruments-brigade.html Travel and Transportation Yale Transportation Options http://to.yale.edu/http://to.yale.edu/ Yale Community Carbon Fund Calculator http://yccf.sustainability.yale.edu/http://yccf.sustainability.yale.edu/ Zipcar at Yale http://to.yale.edu/zipcarhttp://to.yale.edu/zipcar Helpful Links Home Home

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